steve, just realise, the longer the ski, the more talent it takes to do tricks. if your fried mike had some longer skis, im sure he would get more respect. short skis require almost no skill to use compared to bigger skis. just, for the sake of the human race, tell your friend to get some skis over his head, may it be an inch or a foot. i doubt youll do the same, though, because your so fucking stubborn about keeping your skiboards.